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Granados Thrilled for Marquez KO Win, Ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll vs. Canas This Friday!

by on Dec.13, 2012, under Boxing News

Granados at right in a recent battle

Granados at right in a recent battle

CHICAGO, IL (December 12, 2012) Adrian “EL Tigre’ Granados is finalizing his preparations for his showdown this Friday night, DECEMBER 14 with Antonio “Aztec God Of War” Canas at Cicero Stadium but was thrilled to see his mentor Juan Manuel Marquez knockout Manny Pacquiao this past Saturday night in their fourth fight.

Presented by 8 Count Productions and Round 3 Productions, the Granados/Canas CROSSTOWN RIVALS junior welterweight clash headlines WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 23.

“I know how much it meant to Juan Manuel, he was so disappointed after each of the first three bouts. To have it end the way it did on Saturday night brought a great deal of satisfaction to him” said the 23-year-old Granados. “He’s the best Mexican fighter of his time, better than Barrera or Morales and right after Chavez Sr. all-time.”

“I trained with Juan Manuel and his brother Rafael in Mexico City for a little over a year beginning in the spring of 2008. Juan Manuel was preparing for his fight with Joel Casamayor and then later for his first bout with Juan Diaz.”

“For me it was like going off to college, the school of boxing. Working with Nacho Beristain and the brothers taught me so much about becoming a world class professional fighter and the preparation and training involved.”

A highly decorated amateur, the Cicero native first met legendary trainer Beristain at Cicero Stadium when his then charge and current world champion Abner Mares defeated Angel Priolo on April 20, 2007.

“I met Nacho and Jaime Quintana that night and they invited me to train in Mexico City with the brothers and Abner.”

About his upcoming fight against Canas, Granados couldn’t be more excited, “This is a dream come true for me to headline in Cicero. For years I’ve gone to the fights with my Dad at Cicero Stadium and Hawthorne Race Course, always wanting to fight in a main event.”

‘I’m very happy to face a young, undefeated rugged fighter headlining at Cicero Stadium, I never thought it would come to this.”

Looking ahead to 2013 Granados does see a couple of fights that he’d like to pursue, “Certainly a rematch with Frankie Gomez and also I’d like to test myself against guys like Jose Benavidez or Jessie Vargas who I fought in the amateurs. Those are the guys considered the best prospects so that’s who I want to fight in 2013.”

Granados lost a very close majority decision to Frankie Gomez in August 2011, an eight round war that was broadcast internationally on SOLO BOXEO TECATE.

Advance tickets for WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 23, priced at $100, $75, $50 and $30 may be purchased by calling 312-226-5800. Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie in Cicero, Illinois, 1.5 miles south of the Eisenhower Expressway. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7PM with the first bell at 8PM.

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ABOUT 8 COUNT PRODUCTIONS/ROUND 3 PRODUCTIONS

8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland.

Joining forces with Frank Mugnolo’s Round 3 Productions in 2011, their partnership is currently among the premier boxing promotional firms in the United States.

Fighters currently under the 8 Count Productions/Round 3 Productions banner include; IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara, super middleweight contender Donovan George, world class junior welterweight prospect Adrian Granados, former world title challenger Edner Cherry, super middleweight prospect Paul Littleton, middleweight prospect Viktor Polyakov and welterweight prospect Jaime Herrera.

For more information on 8 Count Productions/Round 3 Productions please visit their new website, www.8countproductions.com. Follow them on Twitter at 8_Count and Facebook at “8 Count Productions”.

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